Selected publications

Munévar NF, de Almeida LG, Spira B. Differential regulation of polyphosphate genes in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Molecular Genetics and Genomics. 2016 Oct 15:1-2.

de Almeida, Luiz Gustavo, et al. “phoU inactivation in Pseudomonas aeruginosa enhances ppGpp and polyphosphate accumulation.” Applied and Environmental Microbiology 2015 81(9):3006-15.

Neves, Henrique Iglesias, et al. “Ugp and PitA participate in the selection of PHO-constitutive mutants.” Journal of Bacteriology 2015 197(8):1378-85.

Spira, Beny, Gerson Moura Ferreira, and Luiz Gustavo de Almeida. “relA Enhances the Adherence of Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli.” PloS one 9.3 (2014): e91703.

Spira B, de Almeida Toledo R, Maharjan RP, Ferenci T. The uncertain consequences of transferring bacterial strains between laboratories – rpoS instability as an example. BMC Microbiol. 2011 Nov 8;11:248.

Ferenci T, Galbiati HF, Betteridge T, Phan K, Spira B. The constancy of global regulation across a species: the concentrations of ppGpp and RpoS are strain-specific in Escherichia coli. BMC Microbiol. 2011 Mar 25;11:62.

Spira B, Aguena M, de Castro Oliveira JV, Yagil E. Alternative promoters in the pst operon of Escherichia coli. Mol Genet Genomics. 2010 Dec;284(6):489-98.

Wang L, Spira B, Zhou Z, Feng L, Maharjan RP, Li X, Li F, McKenzie C, Reeves PR, Ferenci T. Divergence involving global regulatory gene mutations in an Escherichia coli population evolving under phosphate limitation. Genome Biol Evol. 2010 Jul 16;2:478-87.

Spira B, Hu X, Ferenci T. Strain variation in ppGpp concentration and RpoS levels in laboratory strains of Escherichia coli K-12. Microbiology. 2008 Sep;154(Pt 9):2887-95.

Ferreira GM, Spira B. The pst operon of enteropathogenic Escherichia coli enhances bacterial adherence to epithelial cells. Microbiology. 2008 Jul;154(Pt 7):2025-36.

Spira B, Ferenci T. Alkaline phosphatase as a reporter of sigma(S) levels and rpoS polymorphisms in different E. coli strains. Arch Microbiol. 2008 Jan;189(1):43-7.

Ferenci T, Spira B. Variation in stress responses within a bacterial species and the indirect costs of stress resistance. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2007 Oct;1113:105-13.

Taschner NP, Yagil E, Spira B. A differential effect of sigmaS on the expression of the PHO regulon genes of Escherichia coli. Microbiology. 2004 Sep;150(Pt 9):2985-92.

Aguena M, Yagil E, Spira B. Transcriptional analysis of the pst operon of Escherichia coli. Mol Genet Genomics. 2002 Dec;268(4):518-24.